The role of neurovascular conflict in the pathogenesis of classical trigeminal neuralgia and the dynamics of approaches to its visualization

E. V. Baliazina, O. M. Evusyak, V. A. Baliazin, N. G. Kadyan
2021 South Russian Journal of Therapeutic Practice  
The thematic review discusses various points of view on the topographic and atomic features of the location of the root of the trigeminal nerve and the superior cerebellar artery that serve as the foundation for the development of classical trigeminal neuralgia. The diagnostic capabilities of magnetic resonance imaging in the recognition of neurovascular conflict as the pathogenetic basis of the disease are considered. The search for diagnostic criteria that distinguish neurovascular conflict
more » ... vascular conflict from neurovascular contact by improving both the performance of MRI and the new technical possibilities of its interpretation is highlighted in the chronological aspect. The possibilities of multispiral X-ray computed angiography in 3D mode as an alternative method for diagnosing neurovascular conflict are described.
doi:10.21886/2712-8156-2021-2-1-24-31 fatcat:oueym45oefhnpjldfn3ftr63t4